Hundreds Will Gather for the Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk to Raise Funds for the Lustgarten Foundation

BETHPAGE, N.Y.– The 8th Annual Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk is an event for the whole family and will provide an enjoyable way to heighten awareness for pancreatic cancer, the deadliest cancer with a five-year survival rate of only 8%. The walk is expected to attract hundreds of participants. One hundred percent of every dollar raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

The walk was started by Nicole Tuscano who lost her mother, Cleo Tuscano, to pancreatic cancer. Since the walk’s inception, it has raised over $800,000 for pancreatic cancer research.

“Sadly, I learned the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer having lost my mom, Cleo, to the disease. I started this event in her honor but wanted everyone who has been affected by pancreatic cancer to be able to come together and unite in the fight,” said Nicole.

There are no early detection tests, no effective long-term treatments, and, unless the cancer is surgically removed in its earliest stages, no cure for pancreatic cancer. The Lustgarten Foundation is the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research.

The Monmouth County Walk will take place at a new location on Saturday, May 20th at Great Lawn at Pier Village, Long Branch. Registration begins at 8:30am. For more information and to register, visit www.lustgarten.org